New Yorkers scored an historic victory when Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in 2014. But our campaign against dirty energy continues, as we work to stop all pipelines, oil barges, gas-fired power plants, and other fracking infrastructure across the Empire State.
The movement to transition OFF fossil fuels in New York has achieved some real victories, including stopping the Port Ambrose gas facility, the Seneca Lake gas storage project, and the Constitution and Northern Access pipelines. But the buildout of inFRACKstructure continues throughout the state, promoting and enabling fracking in other states, and threatening New Yorkers’ water, air, and health, as well as locking us into decades of climate-changing fossil fuel dependency.
Cuomo must reject all fossil fuel projects and commit to transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035.
We are also urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer to play a key role in defending our essential resources. As Senate Minority Leader and the nation’s most powerful Democrat, Schumer must lead the resistance against Donald Trump’s plans to sell our water systems to Wall Street, slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget, and roll back key environmental protections.
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Eric Weltman, New York Senior Organizer
Eric Weltman is a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 25 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power.